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Sunshine Series jerseys II

Pattern ID: Sirdar Sunshine 201
Wool brand: Baby Nylon, Majestic, Talisman, Fontein Crepe
Yarn quantity: 4 - 7 (1oz balls) for each item
Sizes: 22- 26 inch chest [3 sizes stated 2 - 4 years]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼ and 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 30 sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Lighter weight jerseys for younger children, optionally plain or with a single cable panel, or pleasing textured rib pattern.
Pattern has some horizontal creasing which does not affect the instructions.

Snazzy child's winter outfit

Pattern ID: Wendy 489
Wool brand: Any DK: Nylonised, Double Crepe, Easy-Care, Bri-Nylon.
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 6-7 (1oz balls) plus 1 black and 1 white; Trousers: 8-9;
Hat: 2 + 1 + 1.

Sizes: to fit 24 - 26 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightful outfit of fair-isle sweater with trousers and bobble hat in toddler sizes. The sweater has a fringe in place of a welt - I'm not so keen on this idea but it would be easy to knit a ribbed welt instead.
The pattern has light creasing which does not affect the instructions.

Two Traditional Matinee Coats

Pattern ID: PB 1251
Wool brand: Patons Quickerknit Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 4 - 5 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 17 - 19inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: Quickerknit (5ply)
Needle size: 4mm, 3¾mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Always charming traditional baby wear with button closure.

Three Traditional Matinee Coats

Pattern ID: PB 464
Wool brand: Patons Quickerknit Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 3 - 4 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 17 - 20 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: Quickerknit (5ply)
Needle size: mm, 4mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Always charming traditional baby wear with button or tie front.

Three jumpers in fingering 2 ply

Pattern ID: Jaeger 3398/3459
Wool brand: Jaeger Faerie-Spun 2 ply
Yarn quantity: 2 - 3 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 36 inch chest [1 size]

Wool weight: 2 ply
Needle size: 4mm and 2¾mm -
or - 7mm and 3mm

Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows over st st on 4mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Three different designs in 2 ply:

  1. Cap sleeve jumper in Old Shale pattern
  2. Striped lace jumper
  3. Openwork striped jumper

Luxury Forties Shrug Cardigan

Pattern ID: PB 868
Wool brand: Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy Angora
Yarn quantity: 9 or 11 for long sleeve (½oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 or 4 ply equivalent
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3 ¼mm
Tension (10cm): 30sts x 38 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This is a charming fluffy period shrug with short or long sleeved versions - the bolero is edged with a cable pattern. The pattern as light surface creasing.
Note that this pattern is identical to Patons P&B 244.

Perfectly plain kid's sweater V

Pattern ID: Sirdar 562
Wool brand: Sirdar DK
Yarn quantity: 6 - 9 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 24-28 inch chest
(3 sizes - aged 4/6/8)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain sweater for young boys (or indeed girls, I'm sure).
This charming old pattern is in fair condition for its age but sadly has a couple of small tears at the side; This does not affect the instructions.

Cute hats for babies and toddlers

Pattern ID: Patons 9299
Wool brand: Beehive 3ply or 4ply or Fuzzy-Wuzzy Angora
Yarn quantity: 1oz for single colour design, 1 of each colour for helmet, or 1 x ½ oz ball of Fuzzy-Wuzzy for the bonnet.
Sizes: up to 2 years (about 14-15 inches all round)

Wool weight: 3ply or 4ply
Needle size: 3mm, 3¼mm, or 3¾mm for the angora yarn
Tension (10x10cm): 3 ply: 30sts x 38 rows;
4ply: 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Excellent collection of baby hats.

  • Bonnie Bonnet;
  • What No Ears? helmet with pompons;
  • And to Cap it all - a Beret!;
  • Woolly and Warm With It! cable beanie with tassels.
This pattern is well-used, with a horizontal crease, re-enforcing tape, and some marks from the previous owner. Despite that it seems quite robust, and all instructions are fully readable.

Zipped Lumber Jacket

Pattern ID: Sirdar 522
Wool brand: Sirdar DK
Yarn quantity: 9 (1oz balls) for either size.
Sizes: 26-28 inch chest
(2 sizes - aged 6/8)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Charming lumber jacket for young boys (or indeed girls, I'm sure).

Simple sweaters for baby or toddler

Pattern ID: Lister 1275
Wool brand: Lavenda DK or Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: 4-6 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 19 - 23 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet baby/toddler sweaters.
The blue one has a cross-over neck (useful facility for those toddler heads), a plain knit body, and a kind of textured rib on the sleeves. The white one has a raglan sleeve with a simple single cable on the front and down each sleeve, and a small zip at the back neck.

A sweet collection of baby bonnets

Pattern ID: Emu 8548
Wool brand: Treasure Quickerknit (100% synthetic yarn)
Yarn quantity: 1 (20g balls) plus 1 for any contrasts
Sizes: 1 - 6 months

Wool weight: Quickknit/5ply
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): not given - estimated:
25sts x 34 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little baby bonnets.
The pattern is in fairly good robust condition, but has a light vertical fold and and some row-counting marks in the margin from a previous user.

Man's Windjacket VII

Pattern ID: Emu 276
Wool brand: Scotch
Yarn quantity: 16 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 38 inch chest [1 size only]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4½mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 30 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Man's rib/cable pattern jacket with zip front and collar. Sadly, only one size; definitely the physique of a hard-working post-war farmer on his tractor.

Two pairs of ladies' lace gloves worked on two needles

Pattern ID: Bestway 1416
Wool brand: Greenwoods Mercer Crochet No 2 and 3 ply fingering
Yarn quantity: 2 (20g) balls cotton for lace gloves and 2oz 3ply for the ribbed woollen gloves
Sizes: Overall length about 10inches; width across back of hand above thumb: 3 inches

Wool weight: Cotton No 2 or 3 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): Lace: 28sts x 32 rows on 3¼mm needles over pattern;
Ribbed: 36sts x 48 rows on 2¾mm needles over pattern

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Two different fingered-glove patterns for women: lace design in mercer crochet cotton and ribbed design ("slim fitting woollen gloves" in 3 ply - both knitted using 2 needles.

Children's socks and stockings

Pattern ID: P&B 847
Wool brand: Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 2 oz for socks, 4oz for (longer) stockings
Sizes: length of foot 7½ - 8½ inches

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm, or 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 44 rows 3ply;
32sts x 40 rows: 4 ply

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Three pairs of socks: girl's ankle socks in 3ply with turnover in fancy rib; boy's plain socks in 3 ply; boy's ribbed stockings in 4 ply.
The pattern is in good condition for its age with some creasing to the front illustration.

Baby Jacket and Dress

Pattern ID: Emu 8030
Wool brand: Baby Wool, Emulon Bri-Nylon, Softknit
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 2-3 oz; Dress: 4 oz
Sizes: to fit 19-21 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 3ply
Needle size: 3mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 46 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Pretty dress and jacket set for a baby; both dress and jacket have the sleeves knitted all in one with the body.

Tea (and egg) Cosies III

Pattern ID: Bestway B2587
Wool brand: Emu Scotch DK
Yarn quantity: Knitted cosy: 2oz in each colour plus extra 3oz if making the "nest"; Crochet cosy set: 2oz in each colour
Sizes: Knitted cosy: 8 inch diameter and 6½ inches high. Crochet tea cosy: width at base 11½ inches by 8 inches; Egg cosy: width and depth about 4 inches.

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle or hook size: 4mm needle, or 2¼mm hook.
Tension (10x10cm): 40sts x 36 rows over gathered pattern; 28sts x 14 rows over half treble pattern stitches

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Knitted tea cosy and nest, or crochet tea and egg cosies.
The pattern is in good condition but with a paper attachment with holes punched for use in a loose-leaf binder.

Tea Cosies II

Pattern ID: Weldons B905
Wool brand: Sirdar Majestic 4ply, Patons Moorland DK, George Lee's TARGET 3ply
Yarn quantity: Fancy Rib: 2oz 4ply;
Dutch Doll: 2 oz in blue DK, smaller amounts 3ply in white, black, pink, yellow;
Chequered: 2oz white, 3oz red 3ply.

Sizes: Width all round lower edge 18-20 inches

Wool weight: 3ply, 4ply, DK
Needle size: 3mm for 4ply or 3¼mm, and 2¾mm, for DK, or 3¾mm for 3ply
Tension (10cm): 28sts x 44 rows for 4ply; 24sts x 32 rows for DK; 56sts x 44 rows for 3ply over checked pattern (when contracted).

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Three charming styles of tea cosy as per illustration.

Baby Doll Outfit

Pattern ID: Emu 8014
Wool brand: Baby Wool, Zephyr Botany, Scotch, Emulon Bri-Nylon, Softknit
Yarn quantity: For the set - larger doll 8 oz 4ply; smaller doll 5oz 3ply (1oz balls)
Sizes: To fit a 20 inch doll in 4ply,
and a 16 inch doll in 3ply

Wool weight: 4ply or 3ply
Needle size: 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows for 4ply;
32sts x 40 rows for 3ply

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Five piece set for baby dolls in 2 sizes.
The pattern has some signs of wear, a vertical centre crease, and a few pencil markings. The instructions are fully readable.

Four pairs of ladies gloves worked on two needles

Pattern ID: PB 653
Wool brand: Beehive fingering 2 ply or 3 ply
Yarn quantity: 1 (1oz) ball for 2ply and 2 for 3ply per pair
Sizes: width round above thumb, 5½-6 inches

Wool weight: 2 ply or 3 ply
Needle size: 2mm or 2¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 2 ply: 40sts x 48 rows on 2mm needles over st st
3 ply: 36sts x 44 rows on 2¼mm

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Four different fingered-glove patterns for women: 2 designs in 2 ply and 2 in 3 ply, all knitted using 2 needles.
Note the Times newspaper dated November 1949.

Three Quick-to-knit Casuals

Pattern ID: PB 393
Wool brand: Patons Double Quick or Moorland
Yarn quantity: Cover design: 16-18 (1oz balls); long cardigan: 19-21oz; short lacey cardigan:13oz.
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest (3 sizes) - short lacey cardigan 1 size only 34-36 inch.

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, and 5½mm,
- or - 3¾mm and 4mm

Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Booklet of three different designs. See photograph below. Note that the "button through lacey" cardigan is one size only up to 36 inch chest; cover design and longer-line open front cardigan are in 3 sizes.
The booklet has light creasing and has been reinforced with sellotape along the spine.
"Tuxedo-fronted Raglan"; "The Italian Line (cover design)"; "Traditional British" (not sure what's so very British about it).

Children's gloves worked on two needles

Pattern ID: PB 619
Wool brand: Beehive fingering 3 ply
Yarn quantity: 1 - 2 (1oz) balls per pair plus oddments for embroidery
Sizes: width round above thumb, 4-6 inches

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 44 rows on 2¼mm

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Four different fingered-glove patterns for children knitted in 3 ply on 2 needles. Boys on the left of the photo, girls on the right. The photo also gives an indication of the relative sizes of the gloves.

Bonnet, Mitts and Pixie Hood

Pattern ID: Bestway 1096
Wool brand: Beehive Baby Wool Shrink-proof 3 ply
Yarn quantity: 1 (1oz ball) per item
Sizes: Hood: 16 inches round face edge, and 6½ inches from front to back; Bonnet: 12 inches round face edge, and 6inches from front to back; Mittens 5inches long and 4½ inches round the hand.

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3mm, 3¼mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 32sts on 3mm needles.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Cute pixie hood, pretty bonnet, and sweet little mittens. The patten is good for its evident age, being printed on thicker paper, but has surface creasing, and nibbled corners.

Baby Carrying Cape

Pattern ID: Bestway 3523
Wool brand: Templeton's Ayr Double Knitting Wool
Yarn quantity: 13 (1oz balls)
Size: Cape length 21 inches; Hood all round face 12 inches.

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, 4mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 26 rows over pattern

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: A pretty cape and separate hood in double knitting - thus quicker to knit. The pattern is inaccurately described as "feather and fan", when actually seems to be "old shell", or "old shale".

Needlewoman and Needlecraft Issue 70

Needlewoman and Needlecraft
No 70 (July 1957)

Magazine is in good condition for its age.

Booklet ID: Needlewoman 70

Subject Matter: Knitting, Crochet, Needlework, Cross Stitch, Freestyle Embroidery, Cut work embroidery.

Price: £6.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information - overseas postage is additional in drop-down menu)

Content:
This magazine features the following items - noting* that many of them rely on using transfers that you sent away for; these transfers are not included. The free transfer is included with the booklet; knitting/crochet patterns are printed in full:

Embroideries:
Counted thread design for a cushion - chart supplied;
"Alderley" cutwork tablecloth, N&N transfer P621-D866(A)*;
"Alderley" tray cloth, chairback, and arm rests, N&N transfer P621-D866(B)*;
A dainty embroidered blouse, design number N&N 86*;
"Mauvette" trolley mat or dressing set, Needlecraft transfer 53,074*;
"Vivienne" table mats, Needlecraft transfer 53,075*;
"Cressington" tablecloth, N&N transfer P621-D889* (although this quotes a transfer for the cross stitch pattern, a chart is provided in the magazine which could be used not only as intended as a colour guide but also for counted cross stitch without the transfer);
Magazine holder and table runner - free transfer No 70 included with magazine;
Pillow and sheet motifs, N&N transfer P621-D890*;
"A pretty pair" mother and daughter motifs, N&N transfer P621-D891*;
Swedish cushion design, N&N transfer P621-D748*;
Gardening apron, Needlecraft transfer 53,076*.
Sewing:
A dainty embroidered blouse, design number N&N 86*;
Magazine holder and table runner - free transfer No 70 included with magazine.
Knitting and crochet patterns: Large filet crochet mat; Fine cotton sleeveless top (on cover); "Practical Pullover" boys cable cricket jumper (31 inch chest); "Gay Casual" raglan double-breasted cardigan with shawl collar, (all included and some illustrated above).

Description:
Needlewoman and Needlecraft was an amalgamation of two other magazines: Needlecraft, (first produced 1907), and The Needlewoman, (first produced 1919). It was a quarterly magazine, and the first issue was published in January 1940. A few issues may have been missed during WWII, hence this issue is number "70".
In the 1970s it dropped the Needlecraft name, and became simply "Needlewoman"; then during 1977 it was incorporated with Stitchcraft monthly magazine. Because of this the numbering systems can appear confusing, with 1970s editions appearing to predate those of the 1930s - however the content usually makes the era unmistakeable.

Needlewoman and Needlecraft Issue 71

Needlewoman and Needlecraft
No 71 (July 1957)

Magazine is in good condition for its age.

Booklet ID: N&N71

Subject Matter: Knitting, Crochet, Needlework, Cross Stitch, Freestyle Embroidery, Tapestry embroidery.

Price: £6.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information - overseas postage is additional in drop-down menu)

Content:
This magazine features the following items - noting* that many of them rely on using transfers that you sent away for; these transfers are not included. The free transfer is included with the booklet; knitting/crochet patterns are printed in full:

Embroideries:
"Amberley" tablecloth embroidery, N&N transfer P621-D892*;
"From Switzerland" embroidered traycloth, N&N transfer P621-D893*;
"From Switzerland" embroidered girl's dress, N&N transfer P621-D894*;
"Modern Duet" lunch set mats, N&N transfer P621-D895 (A, B, & C)*;
"Clovelly" dressing table set, Needlecraft transfer 53,077*;
"Nevada" circular cushion embroidery, N&N transfer P234-D513*;
"Manhatten" tablecloth embroidery, N&N transfer P621-D896*;
Child's bib, tea cosy and tray cloth - free transfer available with this magazine;
Circular embroidery motifs to use for tray cloth, apron, chair back, arm rests, N&N transfer P621-D897*;
"Ferns" chair backs and table runners, Royal School of Needlework transfer 63*.
"Souther Shores" picture in Penelope wools, Needlecraft transfer 53,078*.
Knitting and crochet patterns: Woman's sleeveless plain knitted cardigan in DK; Man's roll-neck" ribbed pullover; Filet crochet tray cloth edge; Crochet "Shoulderette" (bolero); Woman's short sleeved top with cross over collar, (all included and some illustrated above).

Description:
Needlewoman and Needlecraft was an amalgamation of two other magazines: Needlecraft, (first produced 1907), and The Needlewoman, (first produced 1919). It was a quarterly magazine, and the first issue was published in January 1940. A few issues may have been missed during WWII, hence this issue is number "71".
In the 1970s it dropped the Needlecraft name, and became simply "Needlewoman"; then during 1977 it was incorporated with Stitchcraft monthly magazine. Because of this the numbering systems can appear confusing, with 1970s editions appearing to predate those of the 1930s - however the content usually makes the era unmistakeable.

Needlewoman and Needlecraft Issue 68

Needlewoman and Needlecraft
No 68 (October 1956)

Magazine is in good condition.

Booklet ID: N&N68

Subject Matter: Knitting, Basketweaving, Hairpin Crochet, Tatting, Needlework, Counted Thread Embroidery, Freestyle Embroidery.

Price: £6.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information - overseas postage is additional in drop-down menu)

Content:
This magazine features the following items - noting* that many of them rely on using transfers that you sent away for; these transfers are not included. The free transfer is included with the booklet; knitting/crochet patterns are printed in full:

Embroideries:
"For the Festive Season" embroidered neckline for a V-neck dress, N&N transfer P621-D874(B)*;
Peasant Aprons, N&N transfer P621-D875(A)*;
Assisi Cloth, counted thread design for a tablecloth - chart supplied;
"A Modern Design" for an embroidered tablecloth, N&N transfer P621-D878*;
Two Flower Studies, pictures, Needlecraft transfers 53,070 and 53,071*;
"Kenilworth" Jacobean embroidered cushion, N&N transfer P621-D879*;
"Poodle Parade" tea cosy and tray clothor for a child's beret, scarf or bag - free transfer No 68 included with magazine;
"Noel" lunch mats (cover design) in counted cross stitch, N&N chart No 19*;
Madonna and child picture in counted cross stitch, N&N chart No 20*.
Sewing:
Peasant aprons, instructions for cutting the aprons supplied, but not the transfer N&N P621-D875(A)*.
Basket making:
Instructions supplied for a fruit basket and a flower basket.
Knitting and crochet patterns: Tatting edges for glass mats; Pineapple motif crochet chairback; Cross-over cardigan for a baby in DK; "Tailored" knitted woman's jacket in 3 ply; "Cocktail time" crochet wrap;
(all included and some illustrated above).

Description:
Needlewoman and Needlecraft was an amalgamation of two other magazines: Needlecraft, (first produced 1907), and The Needlewoman, (first produced 1919). It was a quarterly magazine, and the first issue was published in January 1940. A few issues may have been missed during WWII, hence this issue is number "68".
In the 1970s it dropped the Needlecraft name, and became simply "Needlewoman"; then during 1977 it was incorporated with Stitchcraft monthly magazine. Because of this the numbering systems can appear confusing, with 1970s editions appearing to predate those of the 1930s - however the content usually makes the era unmistakeable.

Man's Cabled V-neck

Pattern ID: Weldons B1360
Wool brand: Lee Target Motoravia DK
Yarn quantity: 14 -18 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¾mm;
or 4½mm and 4mm

Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 30 rows
or 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: A standard V-neck cabled sweater in double knitting.
There are two sets of instructions with the four sizes achieved by using different needles and tensions.

Man's ribbed slipover

Pattern ID: Weldons B1220
Wool brand: Penelope's W.B. Melody Knitting Wool
Yarn quantity: 7oz 3 ply or 8oz 4ply
Sizes: to fit 38-42 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply or 4 ply
Needle size: 4mm or 3¾mm for 4ply;
and 3¾mm or 3¼mm for 3ply

Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 32 rows 4ply on 4mm needles; 32sts x 36 rows 3ply on 3¾mm needles; both over rib pattern

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Mens' ribbed pullover or slipover in a choice of yarn weights (separate instructions for each). The two sizes for each pattern are achieved by using different sized needles and tensions.

Needlewoman and Needlecraft Issue 41

Needlewoman and Needlecraft
No 41 (January 1950)

Magazine is in good condition for its age.

Booklet ID: N&N41

Subject Matter: Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Appliqué, Needlework, Cross Stitch, Freestyle Embroidery, Cut work embroidery..

Price: £6.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information - overseas postage is additional in drop-down menu)

Content:
This magazine features the following items - noting* that many of them rely on using transfers that you sent away for. No transfers are included. Knitting/crochet patterns are printed in full:

Embroideries:
"Celestial" by Penelope Needlecraft transfer 53,002*;
"Petrova" modern cushion design, N&N transfer P621-D745*;
"Willow Way" tea cosy and tray cloth, N&N transfer P621-D746*;
Crossley (cover design), N&N transfer P702-D521*;
"Conventional" place mat set, N&N transfer P621-D747*;
"Marietta" tablecloth motifs, N&N transfer P621-D748*;
Six hanky corners - free transfer not available;
"Pheasant Tray Mat" Royal School of Needlework transfer 38*.
Sewing:
Chic bag and gloves in applique, N&N transfer P621-D744*.
Knitting and crochet patterns: Edges in Tatting; "Sea Horses" 3ply knitted jumper, "Four Leaf Clover" crochet runner, (all included and some illustrated above).

Description:
Needlewoman and Needlecraft was an amalgamation of two other magazines: Needlecraft, (first produced 1907), and The Needlewoman, (first produced 1919). It was a quarterly magazine, and the first issue was published in January 1940. A few issues may have been missed during WWII, hence this issue is number "41".
In the 1970s it dropped the Needlecraft name, and became simply "Needlewoman"; then during 1977 it was incorporated with Stitchcraft monthly magazine. Because of this the numbering systems can appear confusing, with 1970s editions appearing to predate those of the 1930s - however the content usually makes the era unmistakeable.

Two continental ideas for boys and girls

Pattern ID: PB 529
Wool brand: Double Quick, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 7-10 main colour(1oz balls) plus 1 darker and oddment of lighter for fair-isle band or embroidery
Sizes: 24 - 28 inch chest, (4-9 years - 3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm or 4½mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows on 4mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: Small booklet of two sweaters both in double knitting weight: slash-neck with ribbed panels and a fair-isle yoke band; raglan round-neck with "the simplest of embroidered yokes".
The booklet has some surface creasing but is in good usable condition.

Woollies for girls

Pattern ID: PB 443
Wool brand: Quickerknit Botany or Baby
Yarn quantity: 3-4 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 21-22 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: Quick-knit 5 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, 4mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows on 4mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Three designs for girls "about 2 years old": a rib patterned cardigan; an eyelet patterned bolero; and a lace panel jersey. Sensibly for a toddler, the jumper has buttons at the neck for ease of use.

Pre-school jerseys

Pattern ID: PB 232
Wool brand: Beehive, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: Plain: 4-6 (1oz balls); 2-colour: 2-3 of each colour
Sizes: to fit 20 - 24 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two patterns for young children or toddlers: a plain knit sweater with a simple but effective fair-isle pattern in two colours; a textured raglan sweater in a staggered moss stitch, where every alternate row is knitted plain.
The pattern has a horizontal crease, folded corners, and few marks from a previous user, but is in generally good usable condition.

Plain pre-school cardigan and cable sweater.

Pattern ID: PB 1443
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Cameo Crepe, Brilliante
Yarn quantity: 4-6 (1oz balls) plus 1 contrast for cardigan
Sizes: to fit 20 - 24 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two patterns for young children or toddlers: a plain knit raglan cardigan with contrast colour welts and collar edging; a raglan sweater with cable panels on body and sleeves.
The pattern has a few marks but is in generally good condition.

Toddler cardigans with eyelets or chick motifs

Pattern ID: PB 231
Wool brand: Patons Beehive Baby Wool and Quickerknit
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (1oz balls) plus oddments for motif
Sizes: 20-22 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply - or - Quick-knit
Needle size: 3mm and 2¾mm
- or - 4mm and 3¼mm

Tension (10x10cm): 3 ply: 32sts x 40 rows
- or - Quick-knit: 24sts x 32 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little cardigans for babies and toddlers. One is a raglan in quick-knit (5ply) with eyelet detail above the welt; the other is in 3 ply with cute little chick motifs on the pockets that are just about visible in the photo.

Raglan Matinee Coats

Pattern ID: PB 256
Wool brand: Patons Beehive Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 2 (1oz balls) plus oddments for embroidery
Sizes: 18 & 20 inch chest (1 size per design)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Always charming traditional matinee coats.
Some slight surface and corner creasing but overall a nice booklet.

Pretty Scandinavian-style hat and gloves

Pattern ID: Greenock 720
Wool brand: Greenock Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: Hat: 1 ball in light, 2 balls in dark (1 oz balls); Mitts: 1 ball in each colour
Sizes: "to fit an average 6-8 year old".

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm,
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 31 rows in st st on 3¾mmmm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long cap with tassel in "paper-dolls"pattern. It works up very prettily - see the one I made pictured below in blue and cream. Sizing says 6-8 years but I made the smallest size for a 3 year old, which was fine as the hat is quite stretchy, and toddlers tend to have large heads; I did make the gloves dramatically smaller though. Both hat and mittens are knitted on 2 needles.

Perfectly plain man's chunky sweater

Pattern ID: Lavenda B800
Wool brand: Lavenda Chunky Crepe
Yarn quantity: 26 -30 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 40 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 6mm and 7mm
Tension (10cm): 14sts x 18 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky plain raglan sweater.

Perfectly plain baby layette II

Pattern ID: Bestway 3566
Wool brand: Patons Quickerknit Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 8 1oz balls for the set;
coat: 4; leggings: 3; helmet: 1.

Sizes: to fit: 21-22 inch chest
[1 size - 6-12 months].

Wool weight: Quick-knit / 5 ply
Needle size: 4mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plainly knitted baby layette including raglan coat, cardigan, leggings, and helmet.

Classic school V-neck sweater VII

Pattern ID: PB C-277
Wool brand: Double Quick, Totem, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 6-13 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 22 - 32 inch chest (6 sizes).

Wool weight: DK
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm .
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional school jumper in Double Knitting weight yarn.

Baby cardigans in 3 styles

Pattern ID: Hayfield 5040
Wool brand: Hayfield DK
Yarn quantity: 5 (1oz balls) -
2+4 balls for dolman

Sizes: 22-23 inch chest
(1 size intended for 12-18 months))

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Three different sleeve styles for an otherwise relatively simply knitted baby cardigan. Set in or raglan sleeves with a cable twist at the front edge ("boy's cardigan"), or a 2-colour dolman ("girl's cardigan").

Perfectly plain toddler twinset

Pattern ID: Bestway 3512
Wool brand: Bairns-wear Scotch Knitting 3 ply
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 2 - 4 (1oz balls); Cardigan: 3 - 4
Sizes: to fit 19 - 24 inch chest [3 sizes stated as 6 months to 3 years]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 48 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic twinsets for girls in 3 ply fingering weight.
The pattern has ring-binder hole punches at the side.

Twinset for a young girl II

Pattern ID: Weldons B1515
Wool brand: Patons Quickerknit Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 8 - 10 (1oz balls) for the set
Sizes: to fit 21 - 23 inch chest [3 sizes stated as 2 - 6 years]

Wool weight: Quick-knit / 5 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 38 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little twinset for girls in a quick-knit weight. A V-neck cardigan with eyelet pattern edge, over a patterned short sleeved top.
The pattern leaflet has light surface creasing.

Three sweaters in fingering 2 ply

Pattern ID: PB 356
Wool brand: Beehive fingering 2 ply
Yarn quantity: 4 - 5 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 36 inch chest [1 size]

Wool weight: 2 ply
Needle size: 3mm and 2¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 34sts x 42 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet with three different designs in 2 ply:

  1. Checkerboard panel, picot edges and cap sleeves
  2. Overall lace pattern and seven pearl buttons
  3. Butterfly stitch and eyelet panel

Three new designs

Pattern ID: PB 751
Wool brand: Moorland, Bulldog, Double Quick
Yarn quantity: Cardigan: 15-17 +1 contrast; Reefer: 21-23; Jumper: 14+2+1 contrasts; (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest [2 or 3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¼mm, or 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet with three different designs in DK:

  • Jumper Cardigan with contrasted corded cables
  • Reefer (photographed on Westminster Bridge...)
  • Jumper with Magyar sleeves with peasant motifs

Perfectly plain women's twinsets

Pattern ID: PB 391
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: Jumpers: 6-8; Cardigans: 8-11 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 or 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm and 2¼mm;
or, 3¼mm and 2¾mm

Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows for 3ply;
28sts x 36 rows for 4ply.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two classic raglan twinset options - one in 3 ply and one in 4 ply.

Sunshine Series toddler jerseys

Pattern ID: Sirdar Sunshine 77
Wool brand: Baby Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 5-6 (1oz balls) for each item
Sizes: 22- 24 inch chest [2 sizes stated 1 - 4 years]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾ and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 22 sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain toddler jerseys with optional front cable panel; choice of raglan or set-in sleeve. Pattern has some very light creasing which does not affect the instructions.

Very easy gloves and mitts

Pattern ID: PB 1190
Wool brand: Moorland, Double Quick
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit "average" hand

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm dpns
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34 rows on 3mm over st st.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Gloves and mittens knitted on 4 needles.

Going Steady - hats and scarves

Pattern ID: PB 1190
Wool brand: Moorland, Totem DK; Beehive, Nylox 4 ply; Big Ben
Yarn quantity: various - see description
Sizes: to fit "average" head - sizes separate for men and women

Wool weight: DK, Chunky, and 4 ply
Needle size: 4½mm, or 4mm for DK; 7mm for Big Ben; 3¼mm, and 2¾mm for 4ply
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows for DK; 13sts x 17 rows for Big Ben; 28sts x 36 rows for 4ply - all over st st.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties small booklet of hats and scarves in various wool weights.

  • (Top picture) Scarf in DK - 10 x 1oz balls; hats in DK - 3 x 1oz each.
    "Easy to knit - Easy to wear".
  • (Bottom left) Scarf in 4ply - 10 x 1oz balls; hood in 4 ply - 2 x 1oz.
    "Dutch Style with Cables".
  • (Bottom right) Scarf in chunky - 6 x 2oz hanks; hats in chunky - 3 x 2oz.
    "Beehive Style from Paris".

Perfectly plain pre-school twinsets

Pattern ID: PB 396
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 3-5 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 22 - 24 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 or 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm and 2¼mm; or, 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40rows for 3ply;
28sts x 36 rows for 4ply.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: 2 sweet little classic twinsets for girls (2-5 year old, it says) - one in 3 ply and one in 4 ply.

Classic school V-neck sweater or cardigan IV

Pattern ID: PB C-1158
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 4-9 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 22-32 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fine-knit lighter weight school sweater or cardigan with V-neck in 3 ply.
This pattern is in delicate condition with creases a small tears at the margins, but is in fully readable condition.

Fine-knit jacket

Pattern ID: Lavenda 331
Wool brand: Lister Lavenda 4ply
Yarn quantity: 18 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 34-36 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Smart double-breasted jacket in moss stitch. The pattern is old but printed on robust thick paper; the spine has been reinforced with a strip of brown paper.

Lace and Cable Cardigan

Pattern ID: Bestway 3492
Wool brand: Wendy DK Nylonised, Littlewood's Keynote, Torpedo "Bradgate", Emu Scotch, Templeton's "Ayr"
Yarn quantity: 17 1oz balls
Sizes: to fit 36 - 38 inch chest [1 size]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 25sts x 30 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: The first and essential thing to note is that this pattern is in a very poor condition. However it's a pretty design and I will include a clean digital copy along with the original. The cardigan is knitted in one section up to the armholes and then split so that the back and fronts can be knitted separately; sleeves knitted separately as usual.

Bolero, top, and elegant stole for Spring

Pattern ID: Lavenda 531
Wool brand: Lavenda Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 5oz; Stole: 4oz; Bolero 5oz.
Sizes: Jumper to fit 34 - 36 inch chest; Bolero 33-37 [each 1 size]; stole is 12x55 inches including the 6 inch fringes

Wool weight: Stated double knitting but tension and needles seem to imply a very loose knit
Needle size: 6½mm, and 7mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 22 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Engaging fifties set for Spring. This is an old pattern printed on thick paper but with some visible ageing to the paper plus a strong vertical crease.

Perfectly plain fifties classic cardigan XI

Pattern ID: Lister Mercury 374
Wool brand: Mercury Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 13-15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 35-39 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain cardigan.

Fine-knit fifties ribbed sweater

Pattern ID: Bairnswear 792
Wool brand: La Laine 3-ply or Crepe Laine.
Yarn quantity: 9-10 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 32-36 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 40sts unstretched rib - 32sts when wearing (ie slightly stretched)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Charming fifties light-weight sweater in a staggered rib pattern.

Neat cardigan for a boy (or girl?)

Pattern ID: Weldons 540
Wool brand: Copley 3-ply "Excelsior"
Yarn quantity: 5 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 25-27 inch chest [1 size stated to fit 5 -7 years]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 40 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Boy's cardigan with pockets in a textured design (not easily discerned in the photo) rather like the flag pattern seen in Guernseys - don't be put off though, as it's quite easy to execute in a simple combination of knit and purl.

Classic School Sweaters for older kids II

Pattern ID: PB 881
Wool brand: Nylox 3-ply
Yarn quantity: 6-7 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 28 - 32 inch chest, [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain school sweaters in fine wool.

Fifties shaped fine cardigan

Pattern ID: PB 984
Wool brand: Beehive Fingering 3-ply
Yarn quantity: 9 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 inch chest [1 size]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Shaped cardigan from the fifties.

Sunshine Series baby set I

Pattern ID: Sirdar 204
Wool brand: Sunshine Baby Wool, Baby Nylon, Majestic
Yarn quantity: 3-4 (1oz balls) for each item
Sizes: 18- 20 inch chest [2 sizes stated birth - 6 months]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, or 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 30 sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain and practical baby layette up to 6 months in 4ply - "for a boy" apparently. Pattern has some light creasing and a small tear which does not affect the instructions.

Perfectly plain cardigans for children

Pattern ID: Bestway 3053
Wool brand: Sirdar Majestic 3ply; Penelope's W.B. Kiddie Kwiknit Wool
Yarn quantity: 5-8 3ply; or 7-11 quick-knit (all 1oz balls)
Sizes: 25-35 inch chest [5 sizes];
stated as 4-14 years

Wool weight: 3 ply or quick-knit
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm;
or, 4mm and 3¼mm

Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows for 3 ply; 24sts x 32 rows for quick-knit

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A basic plain cardigan with optional pockets in a choice of yarn weights; maybe a bit less popular for boys these days, but they look cute with their model yachts at the ready.

Fair Isle pullover

Pattern ID: PB 288
Wool brand: Patons Fair Isle Fingering
Yarn quantity: 5 oz main shade plus 2oz natural and 1 oz in each of 3 other contrasts. Add a further 4 oz of main shade for long sleeves.
Sizes: 38-40 inch chest (one size)

Wool weight: approximate 3 or 4 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 28 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fair-isle patterned slipover or cardigan possibly from the 1940s as it is printed on fairly flimsy paper - but for all that is in fair condition with some creasing and wear (not shown).
Picture shows the sleeveless slipover but there is an option for plain coloured sleeves knitted in rib.

Fair Isle fine-knit cardigans

Pattern ID: P&B C210
Wool brand: Beehive or Purple Heather 3 ply
Yarn quantity: 5-7 oz in main, 4-6oz in medium and 2oz in light contrasts
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Light-weight fine cardigans with pockets.
"Go Gay with Patterned Stripes - they are equally happy in soft muted colours or in bold glowing contrasts as the cover illustration shows"

Trellis Rib - a new idea

Pattern ID: PB 394
Wool brand: Double Quick, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 22-26 oz
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest
[3 or 4 sizes in each pattern].

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Worsted
Needle size: 4½mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of designs as pictured in "trellis rib", which is slightly unusual involving a combination of knitting or purling into the back of the stitch, slipping stitches, and K1/P1 ribbing.

  • "Raglan Jacket with Pockets - brass buttons give it a sea-going look" (apparently)
    34, 36, 38 inch chest sizes
  • "Trellis Rib Cardigan - with or without collar for a man or a woman"
    40, 42, 44 inch chest sizes
  • Polo Sweater with Long Line - it's smart to wear it with the rib cuffed" (apparently - turned up as in photo)
    34, 36, 38, 40 inch chest sizes

Four Pullovers for Men

Pattern ID: PB 720
Wool brand: Purple Heather 3 ply or 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 11- 15 oz with sleeves;
7 - 10 oz for sleeveless option.

Sizes: to fit 36-40 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 3ply and 4 ply
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows (3 ply); 28sts x 36 rows (4 ply)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of four designs each available as sleeved or sleeveless versions.
Features anti-clockwise from top left:

  • "Watching the Boats Go By" 4 ply sleeved or sleeveless in broken rib
  • "Cabled in 3 ply" 3 ply sleeveless only
  • "Timber-r-r..." 3 ply sleeved or sleeveless
  • "Classic Pullover" 4-ply plain with high neck or V neck options, sleeved or sleeveless

The pattern is in good condition.
This pattern is from my personal collection - I bought it in a shop in Falkirk in the 1980s (my father-in-law liked fine hand knitted pullovers) and it had clearly been on sale and unloved for a long time; the lady in the shop looked at the price on the cover and was going to charge me 6p - which was ridiculously cheap even then - and then, somewhat flustered, she said "o dear, no - that 6d isn't it? so that will be - let me see - 2½p isn't it?" - and so I solemnly handed over 2½p.

Three designs in fine yarn (3 ply)

Pattern ID: PB 734
Wool brand: Nylox 3ply
Yarn quantity: 6-8 (1oz balls) depending on style
Sizes: 34 - 38 inch chest (3 sizes) for first design, and the others in one size 34-36 inches

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3mm and 2¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 3 sweater/cardigans: "A Lacy Jumper with Cap Sleeves" in 3 sizes; "A Twin Set of Unusual Charm" in one size 34-36 inch chest (3 ply); "With a New Kind of Sleeve" in one size 34 inch chest.

Plain raglan sweaters for toddlers

Pattern ID: PB 1249
Wool brand: Double Quick, Moorland, Totem
Yarn quantity: 5 - 6 (1oz) balls
Sizes: to fit 20 - 22 inch chest [2 sizes - 6 months to 2 years]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 31 rows on 3¾mm

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain raglan sweaters for a boy or girl with a choice of V or round necks.

Three Traditional Second Size Matinee Coats

Pattern ID: PB 438
Wool brand: Patons Quickerknit Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 3 - 4 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 20 - 21 inch chest (1 size: 6-12 months)

Wool weight: Quickerknit (5ply)
Needle size: 4½mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Always charming traditional baby wear with button through fronts.

Lace table mats VI

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6143
Wool brand: Twenty
Yarn quantity: Centre: 2 (20g) balls;
doily: 1 ball

Sizes: Centre: 9 inches
doily: 11 inches.

Wool weight: fine cotton (2ply)
Hook size: 1mm
Tension: Twenty: 1st 3 rounds = 2¼ inches;
doily: 1st 3 rounds = 1¼ inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Very pretty patterns for a table centre with raised flowers or a more conventional doily.

Lace table mats and milk jug covers V

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6324
Wool brand: Twenty, Gold Dust 20
Yarn quantity: 1 (20g ball) +1 of each contrast, or 2 spools Gold Dust
Sizes: Centre mat: 8 inches
jug covers: 4 or 5½ inches.

Wool weight: fine cotton (2ply)
Hook size: 1mm
Tension: Centre: 1st 2 rounds = 1¼ inches; jug covers: 1st 2 rounds = ¾ inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Very pretty centrepiece design with raised flowers, and two milk jug covers.

Fifties rib stitch cardigan

Pattern ID: Lee Target 1415
Wool brand: Motoravia Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34 - 38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Worsted
Needle size: 6½mm and 5mm
Tension (10cm): 16sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Ribbed cardigan calling for Motoravia DK which was always pretty standard however the needle size called for is larger than usual with a larger tension.
The pattern has some surface creasing which affects the cover photo but not the instructions.

Bedjackets and bedsocks

Pattern ID: PB 678
Wool brand: Beehive 4ply, 3ply,
Bedjacket Floss

Yarn quantity: 5-11 (1oz balls);
bedsocks: 2oz 4ply

Sizes: to fit 34 - 36 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply
Needle size: 2½mm, 3mm, 3¼mm, and 3½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows 3ply:
28sts x 36 rows 4 ply; 32sts x 40 rows Bedjacket Floss (used double)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Bedjackets for the prim and proper.
Jacket (wool used double); sleeveless crossover; open ribbed yoke (with bow tie); bedsocks "for chilly mortals". The pattern is in moderately good condition with a tiny hole in the front cover and a few pen marks on page 3 from a previous user; instructions are unaffected.

Plain Polo Sweaters for older kids

Pattern ID: PB 93
Wool brand: Double Quick, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 26 - 30 inch chest, (6-12 years)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightful plain polo neck for the little girl who dreamed of a pony of her own.

Set of kids zippered jackets

Pattern ID: Bestway 2647
Wool brand: Templetons Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 8-16 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 25-35 inch chest [5 sizes]; stated as 5-13 years

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Set of zippered cardigan covering range of ages. This pattern is quite old and has been stuck together with tape down the spine. Not so visually attractive in black and white but a good basic design.

Three (more) for Men

Pattern ID: PB 397
Wool brand: Patons Double Quick, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 20-23 ozs
Sizes: to fit 38-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4½mm, or 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21-23sts x 28-31 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of designs as pictured - good for rock climbing, rowing, and sophisticated smoking (apparently). The pattern is in good condition.

Cocktail jumper and skirt

Pattern ID: Dragonfly 521
Wool brand: Botany and Tinsel (top), and Courtelle (skirt)
Yarn quantity: Top: 5-6 (1 oz balls);
Skirt: 13 oz

Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes);
36-40 inch hip (1 size)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm, 2¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 46 rows (top), and 34sts x 44 rows (skirt).

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Another sweet outfit with a delightful yoked top with cap-sleeves - knitted in a sparkly yarn. The skirt is knitted plain in 6 panels sewn together with a side zip.
Pattern has a lot of crease marks which affect the front photo (not shown fully in the picture here), but do not affect the instructions.

Two Lumber Jackets for boys

Pattern ID: PB 205
Wool brand: Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: Ribbed jacket: 7 (1oz balls); plain jacket: 9 oz.
Sizes: Ribbed jacket: to fit 6 - 8 years, 27 inch chest; plain jacket to fit 10 - 12 years, 30 inch chest.

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 28sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two different boys jackets in different sizes, each given in one size only (click on photo to see both designs).
The front and back cover photos have a lot of crease marks not shown in photo but the instructions inside are in good order.

Four delightful bedjackets

Pattern ID: PB 395
Wool brand: Patons Double Quick, Totem, Beehive Fingering
Yarn quantity: 7-14 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest (note: sizes dependent upon style)

Wool weight: Double knitting and 3 ply
Needle size: 5mm, 6mm, 3½mm, and 4mm; depending on the fancy stitch patterns
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 22 rows on 6mm DK; 28sts x 36 rows on 3½mm 3 ply

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Four bed jackets - clockwise from top left: "Quickly knitted, easy fitting" (DK); "Quick to knit for a fuller figure" (DK - don't get excited - only up to 40 inch chest);"The cape line jacket is new" (3 ply); "Prettily feminine in two colours"; (DK).
The pattern is in fair condition for its age.

Perfectly plain classic school pullovers V

Pattern ID: PB C-275
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 4-8 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 22-32 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fine-knit lighter weight raglan school sweater with V neck in 3 ply.

Perfectly plain classic school pullovers IV

Pattern ID: PB C-550
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 5-11 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 24-34 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lighter weight raglan school sweater with V or crew neck in 4 ply. There is a "partner" V-neck pattern PB C552 with set-in sleeves and sleeveless option. There are separate sets of instructions for the 3 smaller and 3 larger sizes.

Perfectly plain classic school pullovers III

Pattern ID: PB C-552
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 5-11 (1oz balls); [3-8 for sleeveless version]
Sizes: 24-34 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lighter weight school sweater or slipover in 4 ply. These are V neck sweaters with set in sleeves; there is a "partner" pattern PB C550 with raglan sleeves and crew neck option. There are separate sets of instructions for the 3 smaller and 3 larger sizes.

Loose and Leisurely

Pattern ID: Patons and Baldwins C-II06
Wool brand: Moorland / Totem
Yarn quantity: 18-22 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34- 44 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26rows on 5mm

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's or woman's sweater in a mock fisherman's rib. The pattern is in generally good condition with some surface crease marks which affect the front photo.

Four Designs for Men

Pattern ID: PB 698
Wool brand: Patons Beehive Fingering 3 ply, Purple Heather 4 ply, Moorland DK
Yarn quantity: Pullover: 11 oz 3 ply (7 oz for sleeveless option); Waistcoat: 9 ozs 4 ply; Sweaters: 16-19 ozs DK (10 oz for sleeveless option).
Sizes: to fit 38-42 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, Double Knitting/Worsted
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3¼mm (3 ply or 4 ply), 3¾mm and 4½mm (DK)
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows (3 ply); 28sts x 36 rows (4 ply); 18sts x 26 rows (DK/Worsted)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of designs as pictured. This is a lovely set - and not only for the classic designs. It features wonderful early photos of Roger Moore; for all the ribbing (no pun intended) he had to put up with in the 60s and 70s he is clearly the look to which to aspire (although here he is having to adopt the cloak of a solid "dependable" - and older - man).
Features: "Cable pattern from Normandy" (DK); "Waistcoat for a live wire" (4 ply);"Executive Type" (3 ply and also with sleeveless option in addition to the long sleeves in the photo); "Classic Pullover" (DK also with a sleeveless version ).
The pattern is in good condition.

Perfectly plain fifties sweater for men

Pattern ID: PB 815
Wool brand: Patons Double Quick, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 16-18 ozs for the sweaters
Sizes: to fit 38-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Double Knitting or possibly worsted
Needle size: 3mm and 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain sweater as pictured. The pattern is in good condition.

Perfectly plain fine-knit twin set

Pattern ID: Emu 152
Wool brand: 3ply Botany Fingering
Yarn quantity: 14 (1oz) balls.
Sizes: 34-36 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 30sts on 3¼mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain twinset with breast pocket on jumper.The pattern may perhaps be fifties but the styling has a forties look to it.
The pattern is printed on thick paper and the instructions are in good order; however the leaflet has come adrift at the spine, there are small tears and surface creasing to the photo.

Pretty Polly or Plain Jane bedjacket

Pattern ID: Weldons B1510
Wool brand: Bairns-wear Baby wool or Bristol Nylon
Yarn quantity: 6-7 ozs
Sizes: 36 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 5½mm and 2¾mm,
or 4mm and 2¾mm

Tension (10x10cm): 32 sts x 40 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty fine-knit bedjacket in fancy lace or plainer version with subtle garter stitch ridges.

Perfectly plain sweater and slipover III

Pattern ID: Bestway B2905
Wool brand: Templetons Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 11-14 (1oz balls) for the slipover; 18-21 for the sweater
Sizes: to fit 36-44 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Men's plain pullover or slipover. Pattern is sized down to 36 inch chest designed for younger men but presumably also ok for women.

Perfectly plain fine-knit cardigans

Pattern ID: P&B 1180
Wool brand: Nylox, Beehive or Purple Heather 3 ply
Yarn quantity: 11-14 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Light-weight fine plain cardigans with pockets, in a good range of sizes.

Fine-knit fifties cardigan with a twist

Pattern ID: P&B SC8
Wool brand: Beehive or Purple Heather 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Charming fifties light-weight cable cardigans "for Everyone". - by which they mean in a wider range of sizes than usual. Cardigans are plain with a deep cabled welt.

Four two-ply jumpers

Pattern ID: PB 689
Wool brand: Patons Beehive 2-ply
Yarn quantity: 5 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 36 inch chest

Wool weight: 2 ply fingering
Needle size: 3mm, and 2¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 34sts x 42rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fifties set of 4 light weight tops. The pattern is in relatively good condition with a wool shop stamp as in the photo - the apparent spots down the centre are not perforations but part of the art-work.

Three Youthful Patterns

Pattern ID: PB 313
Wool brand: Double Quick, Moorland DK
Yarn quantity: 13-17 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 30 - 34 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 3 sweater/cardigans: "Inspired by the Duffle Coat": mainly plain but with textured closure and toggles at neck and cuff; "Seagoing Stuff - there's an engaging Gallic flavour to this typical English style" plain jacket with sailor collar which is pointed at the back with a tassel; and... a simply lovely cardigan (am I giving myself away here?) "Yoke and Collar Line Are New".
I have my own copy of this pattern which I will make one day - but they are "teen" sizes up to 34 inch chest only.

Another traditional set of designs for boys (or girls)

Pattern ID: PB 323
Wool brand: Totem, Double Quick, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 9-13 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 26 - 30 inch chest, (6-16 years - 3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 3 sweaters all in double knitting weight: "Plane Sailing" round-neck ribbed sweater; "Home Builder" round-neck plain bodied sweater with a mock fisherman's rib on the sleeves, and cabled raglan; and "The One that Didn't Get Away" shawl collar with purl stitched patterning. Sized for "6-12 years" (but maybe slightly younger kids these days).
The pattern booklet is in generally good condition but the folded spine is worn. This does not affect the instructions or photos.

Traditional vintage designs for boys (or girls)

Pattern ID: PB 444
Wool brand: Totem, Double Quick, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 9-15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 26 - 32 inch chest, (6-14 years - 4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 3 sweaters all in double knitting weight: V-neck with small vertical cabled stripes; round-neck with a staggered rib on the body and ribbed raglan sleeves; and shawl collar with purl stitched patterning. I personally think this is a really nice set for "6-14 years" (but maybe slightly younger kids these days) - all different - and designed for a single colour creating interest through textured stitches.

Charming early sixties dress

Pattern ID: Emu 2254
Wool brand: Emu Tweedle
Yarn quantity: 35-43 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit: 32-40 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: 5 ply /4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 36 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lovely late fifties/early sixties style dress. It is knitted in an appealing light weight bouclé yarn, for which it may be hard to fine a direct replacement; there are quite a few DK bouclé types available and it may be best to check a tension square of your chosen yarn and adjust the size that you knit accordingly. The pattern is in fairly good condition but with the all-too-familiar horizontal crease which only affects the front photo not the instructions.

Pullover for another cheerful boy (or girl)

Pattern ID: Emu 701
Wool brand: Scotch, Romany, Emulon, Crepe
Yarn quantity: 12-14 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 26-30 inch chest

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4½mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x26rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Boys textured twisted rib sweater for age 6-12 years in 3 sizes.
The pattern has horizontal and vertical creases and a tear but the instructions are not affected.

Young girl’s jacket and skirt outfit

Pattern ID: Emu 737
Wool brand: Calypso, Scotch, Zephyr 3-plies
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 6-8 (1oz balls) plus
1 ball of contrast for coloured border version; Skirt: 8-11 ozs

Sizes: 24-30 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x44rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing fine knit suits for young girls with pleated skirts, and jackets with double-breasted collared option.

Head to toe woolly oufit for 3-4 year old

Pattern ID: PB 208
Wool brand: Patons Totem
Yarn quantity: 4 - 5 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 24 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 31 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Quite a cute little outfit if you ignore the trousers - which may be cute depending on the climate where you live. It includes mittens and a choice of hats - the bobble hat shown on the cover, (oozing with masculinity), and a girl's version in the form of a bonnet. Some creasing and wear.

Pullover for a cheerful boy

Pattern ID: PB 419
Wool brand: Moorland DK
Yarn quantity: 11 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 32 inch chest - 1 size (11-13 years)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A simple rib pattern, with a pleasing tramline effect, and shown off to best effect by a typical cheeky chappy very much of the era.
The pattern is in fairly good condition in terms of surface creasing (which is often a problem with these older P&B patterns), but it does have an unplasant tear at the side, though it does not affect the instructions.

Classic Sweaters for older kids

Pattern ID: PB 362
Wool brand: Nylox, Purple Heather, Moorland DK
Yarn quantity: 6-8 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 28 - 32 inch chest, (8-13 years)

Wool weight: 3 ply or Double Knitting
Needle size: 5mm & 3¾mm / 3¼mm & 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26 rows for DK;
30sts x 38 rows for 3 ply

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 3 sweaters: plain V-neck in double knitting, plain V or round neck in 3 ply, and cable V-neck in 3 ply.

Lady’s Magyar Cardigan

Pattern ID: Weldons 1525
Wool brand: Emu Zephyr Botany 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 11-12 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Magyar? I learnt something - it's the sleeve construction which seems to be a kind of dolman. "A long sleeve with a deep armhole, tapering towards the wrist."

Fifties ribbed-lace cardigan

Pattern ID: Lavenda 447
Wool brand: Lister Lavenda DK
Yarn quantity: 11-13 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 36 - 40 inch chest

Wool weight: Stated double knitting but tension and needles seem to imply more like Aran or chunky weight
Needle size: 5mm, and 7mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 18 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fifties fitted cardigan in ribbed lace stitch worked on large needles. It's worth mentioning that the yarn quantities and needle size are somewhat contradictory - 11 oz (308g) is very little for a long-sleeved cardigan in a thick yarn and yet the needle size is large. I can only conclude that this is a double knitting yarn knitted on large needles to make the required tension.

Sweater Duo in Thick Wool

Pattern ID: Bestway 3585
Wool brand: Sirdar Pullman, Marriner Halyard, Penelope Bingo, Copley Tempoknit
Yarn quantity: 26 or 28 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 36-38 or 40 - 42 inch chest

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 7½mm, and 6½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 16 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing pattern for chunky his and hers cable sweaters.
"So quick to make in thick wool and big needles, this sweater is knitted in a very attractive fancy rib pattern. It is equally suitable for a man or a woman, and will be a "must" for your winter wardrobe"

Fifties Sailing Sweaters

Pattern ID: Marriner 601
Wool brand: Halyard Extra Thick
Yarn quantity: 17-22 (2oz hanks)
Sizes: 34-42 inch chest (to fit loosely) - in 3 sizes with different lengths for him and her.

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: mm and 6mm
Tension (10cm): 16sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Appealing pattern with great styling - late fifties or early sixties - with cross-over toggled neckline that was popularly revived and ubiquitous in the 1980s. Pattern in fairly good condition.

Jeff and Gerry

Pattern ID: Bairnswear 1359
Wool brand: Bairnswear Lambs Wool
Yarn quantity: 6 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 23-24 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 ply possibly 4 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 28sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This is a really charming old outfit for a toddler boy - including knitted shorts; there are two little sweaters: a cabled version and a two-coloured version in "Oatmeal and Almond".

Fifties fleck sweater and cardigan

Pattern ID: Paton & Baldwin 539
Wool brand: Patons Moorland Fleck
Yarn quantity: 13-15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-38 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic fifties P&B silver pattern in good condition. Pattern includes two separate patterns for a long sleeved, short, fitted cardigan, and a loose fitting longer sweater with centre cable pattern and high neck.

© Christina Coutts 2007

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